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Member Stories, News, Plastic Policies

Plastic-pollution bills gain steam on Capitol Hill

by Brian Dabbs | January 27, 2020

A bipartisan bill to boost plastics recycling could soon find its way to the president’s desk, but a more controversial package is dividing lawmakers and stakeholders.   A multi-track effort is afoot in the House to rein in the staggering 8 million tons of plastic dumped into oceans each year. Lawmakers in the lower chamber are […]

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News, Press Release

7 out of 10 Filipinos favor a national single-use plastics ban, survey reveals

by admin | January 21, 2020

Bells rings for a national single-use plastic ban.  Recent SWS survey says that 7 out of 10 Filipinos favor national SUP ban at all times.  This call is echoed by green groups Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives (GAIA) Asia Pacific, Break Free From Plastic, and Ecowaste Coalition. MANILA, Philippines (January 21 2020) — Filipinos favor […]

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News, waste imports

UK to take back 42 containers of plastic waste from Malaysia

by admin | December 2, 2019

Kuala Lumpur, 25 November 2019 – The UK has agreed to repatriate 42 containers comprising illegal shipment of plastic waste from Malaysia, in accordance with the Basel Convention. Authorities and shipping agents are currently working together in the repatriation process. The containers, which had arrived at Penang Port between March 2018 and March 2019, were […]

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Member Stories, News

Von Hernandez and the Battle against Plastic

by Jackie Krentzman | November 26, 2019

Recently, in September 2019, Facebook announced a ban on single-use plastic bottles on its campuses worldwide. The company received widespread praise for this step, and Von Hernandez, a 2003 recipient of the Goldman Environmental Prize, hopes that it leads other corporations to follow suit and make a commitment to banning not only the use of—but also […]

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Press Release

Plastic Atlas demonstrates scale of plastic pollution crisis and solutions for a zero waste future 

by Matt Franklin | November 6, 2019

49 detailed infographics over 19 chapters cover many aspects of plastic production, consumption and disposal. Brussels/Manila/Washington D.C. – Today, the Heinrich Böll Foundation and the Break Free From Plastic movement have published the international English edition of the Plastic Atlas, holding launch events in the European Parliament in Brussels (quotes EC-FVP Frans Timmermans, MEP Bas […]

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